SCCS to pronounce on the safety of four cosmetic ingredients
News

During the last week of June 2015, the Scientific Committee on Consumer’s Safety (SCCS) were requested to pronounce on the safety of four different cosmetics ingredients of potential concern, as us [...]

SCCS Opinion on “Silica, Hydrated Silica, and Silica Surface Modified with Alkyl Silylates (nano form)”
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Silica, Hydrated Silica, and Silica Surface Modified with Alkyl Silylates (nano form) Silica, Hydrated Silica, Silica Silylate and Silica Dimethyl Silylate nano forms are used in many leave-on and [...]

SCCS finally pronounces on α-Arbutin
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On the 27th May 2015, the Scientific Committee on Consumers Safety (SCCS) adopted the opinion SCCS/1552/15 on the safety of α-Arbutin, which is currently open for public comments until 22nd July 2015 [...]

Opinion on Fragrance Ingredients Tagetes Minuta and T. Patula Extracts and Essential Oils (photo-toxicity)
News

Photo-toxicity concerns over the extracts and oils from Tagetes spp. The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) recommends the use of extracts and oils of Tagetes species is limited to up to 0. [...]

The TTIP will not get banned ingredients into the EU
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In March 2015, the European Commission changed its position concerning cosmetics in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). This represents a major shift on the impact that the TTIP [...]

Legislation

(EC) No 1223/2009 (Cosmetics Regulation)
⇨ Cosmetics Regulation

2013/674/EU
⇨ Guidelines on Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliement and of the Council on cosmetic products (Guidelines on the Cosmetic Products Safety Report)

(EU) No 655/2013
⇨ Common criteria for the justification of claims used in relation to cosmetic products

(EU) No 1004.2014
⇨ Amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (Parabens)

(EU) No 1003.2014
⇨ Amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (MCI-MI)

 (EU) No 866.2014
⇨ Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) No 866.2014 amending Annexes III, V and VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council on cosmetic products (alkyl (C16, C18, C22) trimethylammonium chloride, citric acid (and) silver citrate, ETH-50 (nano))

(EU) No 358/2014
⇨ Amending annexes II and V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (parabens & triclosan)

(EU) No 1197/2013
⇨ Amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (hair and eyelash dyes)

(EU) No 658/2013
⇨ Amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (hair dye products)

(EU) No 658/2013
⇨ Amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (Polidocanol)

(EU) No 344/2013
⇨ Amending Annexes II, III, V and VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products

OTHER DOCUMENTS

Animal Testing
⇨ Documents related to animal testing in the field of cosmetics

Alternative methods for cosmetics testing
⇨ Public consultation on alternative methods for cosmetics testing

OTHER APPLICABLE EU LEGISLATIONS

Chemicals website

⇨ Chemicals website of the European Commission including information on restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations

Climate website
⇨ Climate website of the European Commission regarding ozone-depleting substancescontained in aerosol products

Pressure and Gas website
⇨ Pressure and Gas website of the European Commission relating to aerosol dispensers

Legal metrology and pre-packaging website
⇨ Legal metrology and pre-packaging website of the European Commission with information on nominal quantities and nominal capacities permitted for certain prepackaged products

Environment website
⇨ Environment website of the European Commission on packaging and packaging waste